Though recreation on public lands creates $646bn in economic stimulus and 6.1m jobs, Republicans are setting in motion a giveaway of Americans’ birthright: 640m acres of national land. In a single line of changes to the rules for the House of Representatives,
Republicans have overwritten the value of federal lands, easing the
path to disposing of federal property even if doing so loses money for
the government and provides no demonstrable compensation to American citizens.
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